Youths held for trying to break into school

NEW DELHI: Three students, including a juvenile, were arrested by police when they tried to break into a South Delhi school early on Friday. Police said the main accused, a student of the school, was upset after he failed his Class XII exams. Police suspect that he and his friends were in an inebriated condition and were going to damage school property.

Police personnel stationed outside the school noticed the boys trying to break in. Following a series of attacks on churches in the capital over the past few months, the Delhi Police had made elaborate security arrangements at all churches and missionary schools. Armed guards have also been stationed outside to ensure there are no incidents of violence.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Prem Nath said the accused have been identified as William Hangsha (19), Rohul Moirangthen (20) and one juvenile. The three are natives of Manipur and reside in a rented accommodation in Moti Bagh.

"Investigation revealed that William and Rohul appeared in the Class XII board examination this year. While William cleared his exam, Rohul did not clear his Accountancy paper," the DCP said. Police said Rohul was scolded by his teachers for being indisciplined. As a result, he developed a grudge against the school administration.

"Rohul had decided to fly back to Manipur May 29. Before leaving Delhi, he wanted to settle the score with his school. Rohul asked his friends, including a first-year student of a South Delhi college who is also a juvenile, to help him in committing theft and damaging the school property," the officer said.

"On Thursday night, they consumed liquor at their flat and came to the school around 3.10 am. They were carrying a screwdriver with them," the officer said. The three climbed the wall and tried to break in when they were caught red-handed by Constable Nek Singh.

He immediately raised an alarm. "Hearing the commotion, other policemen rushed to the back gate of the school and apprehended the trio," a police officer said. Investigation has also revealed that Rohul had hit a girl classmate, also from Manipur, with a glass bottle last year. She suffered a severe injury in her eye and had to be hospitalised for a month.

Police said the matter was not reported as both families had come to a compromise. Rohul also misbehaved with the woman teacher who taught him Accountancy, police said.

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